The Kingdom Reviews
November 26, 2020
Draws heavily on the visual styles and editing techniques seen in many of producer Michael Mann's projects.
August 14, 2020
A big and brawny action picture with something quite intelligent to say about the rise of extremism on both sides of the American-Arab cultural divide.
November 21, 2019
This Peter Berg-directed film falls short in its attempt to be a ripped-from-the-headlines type drama, yet manages to salvage itself if you take it for what it is -- a standard action flick that just happens to be set in an exotic location.
July 6, 2019
A sad waste of a subject rife with possibility - a dumbing down of complex themes into violent action fodder for the masses
October 13, 2018
In spite of a couple of misstep -- like a tacked-on ending and a few too many one-liners --The Kingdom is a serious movie for serious times.
August 27, 2009
There's no real difference between choreographing a bloody jihadist skirmish and a gridiron match
August 8, 2009
A good deal more Transformers than Syriana, a movie that drapes a crisp, lightly browsed copy of The Economist over an enormous pubescent boner for grinding metal, busted glass, and crackling gunfire.
May 1, 2008
[I]t fails in its attempt to be a serious drama with important things to say about the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
March 3, 2008
...Jamie Foxx leading his team of experts into uncharted territory, which then leads to the longest, best action sequence of the year.
February 28, 2008
Of this fall's post-9/11, Iraq-conscious lineup, The Kingdom may be the most unobjectionable, accessible and, ultimately, most entertaining.
January 20, 2008
The Kingdom unapologetically shows U.S. agents knocking off terrorists.
December 27, 2007
Treats world history as a sports arena where the US has the home-team advantage, because America considers the entire world its private property. Which leaves a fairly loaded question: whose kingdom? Time to declare theaters demilitarized zones.
November 30, 2007
Funciona bem como divertimento escapista, mas temo que não era exatamente isso que o diretor e o roteirista tinham em mente quando realizaram o filme.
November 30, 2007
The Kingdom works as an exotic action thriller, but its politics are so choked on checks and balances it cancels itself out.